Outten shows patience

Feather River LB Chris Outten (6-1, 244) loves to attack ball-carriers and plays with an aggressive style. However, when it comes to recruiting, the talented defender knows he needs to be patient and just go about his business. JCFootball.com spoke to Outten recently and he updated us on where things stand currently...

"I'm back in South Carolina right now," Outten told JCFootball.com. "I'll be here until early July and then I'll head back to Feather River to start working out with my teammates again."

As a freshman last fall, Outten finished the season with 85 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss and two sacks and this year he's hoping to eclipse the century-mark.

"I'm probably best at stopping the run, but I can drop into coverage well too," Outten said back in April. "I'm athletic and I can make plays sideline-to-sideline

"This year I'm just working on my quickness and my keys and making sure I make all the plays I can to help our defense."

Schools came by and saw what Outten and the rest of his mates could do on the field and several made contact including Arizona, Kansas State, Auburn, USC and Washington State, but another came calling as well.

"Utah State said they really like me a lot," Outten said. "They like the way I play the game and they think I could be a help to their defense.

"All the schools talking to me told me they wanted to see more of me and what I could do. They also wanted to see how my transcripts and classes were and see how that comes along too."

Outten is on pace to finish up the requirements for his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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